FSJ • Journey Gel Press Fun Projects

Hey there! I am back to share a couple of cards that I created using the new Journey Gel Press  and Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate.  Last June, I had the chance to be in one of the Gel Press workshops that took place at the FSJ Convention as an spectator. One of the things that I liked the most about it, was the versatility. There is no wrong way whatsoever while using the press.  The paper literally gets transformed into beautiful unique backgrounds that you can use for your cards, scrapbooking, etc. It is so much fun!

Last week, Richard did some videos featuring the regular flat press and the heart one as well. You can see some of these videos by clicking >>>HERE<<<

For my first card I created a multi layer background using the Journey Gel Press  and the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate . Check it out:

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I used the regular Gel Press to create a  background over a Whip Cream panel inking the surface directly with my ink pad. Then, I placed the panel over it to pick up the ink.  The result was an uneven subtle background. Quick and easy.

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After that, I inked the Hearts Gel Press with a darker color and I placed the Whip Cream Panel on top of the Gel Press.

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Next, and just to give the hearts a different look I randomly inked the hearts only using the side of the ink pad. Then, I place the cardstock panel over my table, and flipped over the Heart Gel Press  and carefully placed it onto the panel trying to match the hearts below. I repeated this twice.

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Since I was experimenting with this background, I also stamped the Vintage Notes background on top of my Gel Press impressions.   I stamped a sentiment and I finished my card with Journey Glaze, Journey tape and sequins.

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For my  second card, I used the the Journey Gel Press  and the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate  as well, but this time I did not create that many layers of ink, but at the end I was very pleased with the results. Take a look…

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If you like to experiment and play with different mediums, I highly recommend you to try the Journey Gel Press. It is so much fun to create with it.

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Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey for more inspiration and the RG Signature FB page. Richard constantly shares videos showing new techniques and projects 😉 Also, my talented team pals   Michelle Woerner,  and Patricia Roebuck  >HERE< and >HERE< have also being busy sharing fabulous projects using the Journey Gel Press.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Journey Gel Press JM-0107
Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate JM-0108
You Are ATS AT-0228
Hello Love Stamp Set SS-0485
Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Ink Pads
Fun Stampers  Journey Cardstock
Fun Stampers Embellishments

FSJ • New Mystic Romance Collection {Miss You}

Hello friends! Lately, I have been having a lot of fun playing with all the New Mystic Romance Collection by Fun Stampers Journey. This collection is one of my favorites from the New FSJ 2017-2018 Inspiration Book & Catalog, specially because it showcases beautiful stamps that have a stitched or embroidery look.  Richard Garay and my team pals have been posting projects using this collection, so  please be sure to see all of them: >Richard 1< >Laura< >Michelle< >Patricia 1< >Patricia 2< and >Richard 2<  All of these projects are simply amazing!

Today I am sharing a card that I created using a stamp set called Stitched Dreams. This set features a swan image along with a pretty bee and some beautiful flowers.

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I begun by arranging the different flower stamps over an acrylic block. Then,  I put Banana Cream and Bubble Gum Liquid colors over the Gel press (I will explain a little bit more about this Gel Press in my next post). After that, I rolled the Brayer a few times over the Gel Press to pick up the colors. I transferred the ink from the Brayer directly over the stamps by rolling it.  Next, I simply stamped the flowers over a Whip Cream rectangle. I picked up more color from the Gel press with the brayer, and  I stamped the images again. I repeated this a few times to create the background.  Besides that,  I rolled the brayer over the edges  to distressed them. I added some stitches marks with a die that belongs to a set called Pocket Cuts. I sprinkle a little bit of Limeade Splash Liquid color over the background with a brush, just to complement my combo and then, I adhered the panel onto a Bubble Gum cardstock card.

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I stamped the swan over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice ink.  I die cut one swan with its matching die, I colored its beak with a Burst Color pencil, and I applied Journey Glaze and Sparkle cuts over the swan’s tail.  I stamped another swan on another piece of Whip Cream cardstock, and I apply Journey Glaze and Sparkle cuts over the wing. I trimmed the wing with my scissors and I adhered it over the other whole swan. I used a glue dot and two small foam squares to give a little bit of dimension to the wing… so pretty!

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To finish this card I added some Lemon Grass thread, a sentiment that I white embossed over a Black Licorice cardstock strip, Whip Cream Sparkle Tape, and I added some sequins. I really liked how this card turned out!

Please be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey for more inspiration and the RG Signature FB page. Richard constantly shares videos showing new techniques and projects 😉

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Stitched Dreams stamp set SS-0512
Stitched Dreams Die Set DI-0371
Liquid Color Bundle BD-0303
Journey Gel Press JM-0107
Journey Color Burst JM-0077
Pocket Cuts Die Set DI-0219
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151
Lemon Grass Thread AC-0132
Journey Sequins Bloom Time AC-0114
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape AC-0258
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink IP-0041
Brayer TO-0087
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Bubble Gum 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0099

FSJ • Good Luck

Happy Friday everyone! Fun Stampers Journey is starting this month with the release of its new Catalog that you can see by clicking >>>HERE<<<I am very excited about it, since there is a lot of work behind this release, and honestly… The big catalog is amazing. There is a fun video that you can see >>>here<<< where you can see all the process of it.

So today, I am very happy to share a card that I made using one of the NEW stamp sets that belongs to the Mystic Romance Collection. This collections is quite unique since the images and sentiments look like embroidery, and I love that! You can either use simple stamping techniques or unleash your creativity and explore other techinque with them. The set that I used is called Tiger Bonsai and it features a Tiger, along with other images (a coordinating  die set is also available).

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For my card I simply stamped the tiger image over Citrus Cooler cardstock with Black Licorice Ink. I added some white details over the tiger with my Color Burst color Pencils, and I die cut the shape with its coordinating die.

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For the background, I stamped the different leaves included in the set over Green Olive cardstock with Kiwi Slice ink. I also added a few details here and there with my Color Burst  white color pencil,  just to make it a bit more interesting. The sentiment was stamped over a Whip Cream pierced rectangle and I matted it with an Oatmeal Cookie cardstock rectangle.

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I used the Fun Triangles die to create a strip from Oatmeal Cookie cardstock  and I added  a strip of  Cranberry Bliss cardstock underneath.  Finally, I layered all the different elements over my card, and I added some final touches: Journey Glaze, Silk, sequins and black thread.

Please be sure to visit the Richard Garay Signature Page on Facebook (Richard has been sharing videos creating amazing projects using this collection) and of course, the Fun Stampers Journey Blog.   My talented team pals   Michelle WoernerLaura Williams, and Patricia Roebuck have also being busy sharing fabulous projects using Mystic Romance as well.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
Tiger Bonsai stamp set SS-0511
Tiger Bonsai Die Set DI-0370
Journey Rectangles DI-0041
Fun Triangles Die Set DI-0266
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink IP-0041
Kiwi Slice True Color Fusion Ink IP-0024
Dark Roast Silk IP-0095
Sparkle Silk IP-0126
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0089
Oatmeal Cookie 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0023
Cranberry Bliss 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0090
Green Olive 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0113
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Journey Black Licorice Thread AC-0129
Journey Days Stapler TO-0118
Brush Silver Staples TO-0120
Journey Color Burst JM-0077
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002

FSJ • Happy 4th of July

Hi there! Just really quick to share a card that I created using some of the products that were included in the Fun Stampers Journey Spring into Summer Catalog. I have to point out that the new big catalog was recently released, and you can take a peek by clicking >>>HERE<<< It is amazing, full of lots of inspiration and new products.

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For my card, I used the Back Yard Party Prints to create a partial background over a Denim Days card. I also created a long banner using Cranberry Bliss cardstock. Then I stamped the Liberty image onto Whip Cream cardstock with River Stone ink. I die cut it into a star shape using the Star Dom die set. I also die cut a bigger star from vellum and I used it below the stamped star.

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Then, I stamped the sentiment with Catalina Splash and Cranberry Bliss ink colors. I trimmed it with scissors and I layered the stars and sentiment over the card. Finally, I added  the Silver Sparkle tape, Sparkle Silk, silver sequins and Summer Play Sparkles.  I have to confess that lately the Silver Sparkle tape and the Sparkle Silk are my favorites! They look amazing and they are just perfect as the final touches for your projects.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I hope you enjoy this 4th of July along with your family and friends. I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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supplies

Beautiful America stamp set SS-0448
Star-Dom Die Set DI-0052
Summer Play Sparkles AC-0280
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Silver Sparkle Tape AC-0259
Sparkle Silk IP-0126
Back Yard Party Prints PP-0042
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Cranberry Bliss 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0090
Denim Days 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0082

FSJ• Be Mine Mini Cards

Hi! I am back today to share a mini card with envelope that I made featuring a few products by Fun Stampers Journey perfect for Valentines.

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One of the things I love to do when I have time to play a little bit is to make my own backgrounds. So for this card, I began by creating the main panel. I used a craft sheet to spray a little bit of Cosmic Grape and Watermelon Splashes. Then, I picked up the color by placing a Whip Cream Panel over it, I flipped it over, and I let it dry. Next, I used Heart Stencil Wall to apply Journey Gesso with a sponge, and I let it dry as well.

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After that, I die cut the panel into a pierced square, and then, I stamped a sentiment with Black Licorice Ink. I added Journey Glaze over each of the words. Next, I adhered the square panel onto a 3″ x 3″ Cosmic Grape card base.  To create the glittered heart, I adhered a piece of White Liner sheet over Whip Cream card stock. Then, I die cut a heart shape from it. I removed the paper liner to expose the sticky side and I applied glitter over it.  I adhered the heart onto the card with a foam square.  I embellished the card with a piece of Whip Cream Sparkle tape and a few silver sequins.

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I made a coordinated envelope using a fun die called Note-Envelope. This envelope fits perfectly my mini card 😉 I love this die because it has scored folds and it closes with no need of adhesive.

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To match it with the card,  I stamped the Ink Splatter stamp over the envelope with Cosmic Grape Ink, and I also stamped a mini heart with Black Licorice Ink. I added Journey Glaze over the little heart.

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Finally, I adhered a heart shape on the back of the envelope just as an extra detail.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day celebrating with family and friends. I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies

You Are AT-0228
Be Mine SS-0130
Ink Splat ATS AT-0108
Note-velope Die DI-0091
Heart-felt Die Set DI-0033
Journey Squares Die Set DI-0038
Journey White Embossing Powder IP-0098
Cosmic Grape Splash IP-0120
Watermelon Color Splash IP-0083
Heart Wall Stencil JM-0084
Journey Gesso JM-0072
Fusion Ink Sponges JM-0014
Journey Heat Gun TO-0083
Journey Thread Silver AC-0204
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape AC-0258
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Cosmic Grape  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0122
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0039
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
White Liner Sheets AD-0113

FSJ• Love is All You Need

Last year when I went to Mexico to my mom’s house, I found a bunch of slides that my dad took of the family.  I found one of myself with a cat when I was maybe three or four years old. This is one of those pictures that can demonstrate that cats have always been a part of my life 🙂 Anyway, I scanned the slide and printed it out to make a page  with it. The resolution of the picture is not good at all, but I think it is ok for my project. So today I am sharing an 8 x 8 page that I created using several products by Fun Stampers Journey. Check it:

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To create this page I began by creating the background. I used the Heart Wall stencil along with PanPastels to create a subtle backgrounds that blends with the white card stock base. After that, I stamped the cute cat images randomly with River Stone ink. I also flicked some Bubble Gum and Silver Silks over it.

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I added a  couple of layers of card stock, a border and washi tape, that work as the base of the picture. I adhered this to the page with adhesive and I secure it with a couple of staples on both sides.  I die cut a pierced heart, and I stamped a sentiment with Black Licorice ink.

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I want to point out that this sentiment is included in a set called Amazing Day that belongs to the Bloom This Way Mini Catalog (recently released). I added color to the word love with Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils . I also applied Journey Glaze over it. I added this heart onto the page with foam squares.

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At this point I thought my page was still missing a few more details. So, I added  some punched hearts, a partial stamped border on the top of the page and a complementary sentiment. To finish it off, I embellished it with some dots and rhinestones.

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I love creating pages for my albums. This particular one was fun, not just because that page was about my childhood, but because I was able to include many Fun Stampers Journey products that I really like!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies

Amazing Day Stamp set SS-0413
Tape It Stamp Set SS-0400
Creature Comforts Stamp Set SS-0308
Find Joy Stamp Set SS-0294
Heart-felt Die Set DI-0033
Heart-Felt Piercing Elements Die Set DI-0096
Border Basics Die Set DI-0144
River Stone Color Fusion Ink IP-0053
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Lemon Grass Color Fusion Ink IP-0022
Bubble Gum Silk IP-0092
Silver Silk IP-0090
Heart Wall Stencil JM-0084
Rich Sorbets PanPastels JM-0082
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Journey Blending Brush Small TO-0097
Bright Day Journey Tape AC-0164
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape AC-0258
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Spring Accents Dots AC-0179
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0039
Bubble Gum  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0099
Lemon Grass  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0019
Love Is TO-0006
Punch Handle TO-0031
Journey Days Stapler TO-118
Brush Silver Staples TO-120
Journey Foam Squares SM AD-0084
Journey Foam Squares MD AD-0085
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner AD-0081
Journey Glue Dots AD-0083

RG’s 2017 CHA New Release Blog Hop + a Grand Prize

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Welcome to my blog! I am very happy and excited to start 2017 sharing a little bit of the NEW amazing RG’s Collections that will be released at CHA later this month. The four new collections are amazing and today we are having a Blog Hop to showcase some the new products.

I created a card featuring a collection called: Media Adventure. This collection is quite unique and beautiful. Among others, it includes dies and embossing folders. The card that I created for today, is showing one of the die sets named The Fun, which is a paper doll. Check it out:

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The Media Venture doll dies are so much fun! I love that the parts of the dolls can be die cut separately, and you can always give them  your personal touch! This time I  chose a soft color combo  for this card, and I paired the doll with some products by FSJ to complement it. You will find the complete list of products at the end of this post.

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GIVEAWAY

As part of this amazing release, Richard will be giving away a fabulous Grand Prize for a lucky winner:  $100 worth of RG products from his NEW collections  plus the RG Messenger Bag  (shown below). The total value of the prize is $150. But that is not all, besides the Grand Prize winner,  TWO Runners Up will be chosen; each will receive one of the RG messenger bags.

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The are the rules to participate are simple:

  • Post comment on RG site.
  • Post comment on each of the designer team blogs—one entry per comment. It is not required that you comment on all the participant blogs, but if you do so, you increase your chances to win.

You have until January 10th at 6:00 PM EST. to enter your comments. The winner will be chosen and announced on Wednesday, January 11th on the RG blog.

Be sure to visit all the participant blogs for inspiration and to see the other collections. Here is the complete list of participant blogs:

RG Blog
Beck
Mou
Tenia
Isha
Patricia
You are here>>> Mariana <<< You are here
Laura
Michelle
Tania

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty  weekend and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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supplies

NEW RG Products
The Fun Die Set (Media Venture Collection)

Fun Stampers Journey products:
Howdy Notes Stamp set SS-0170
Striped Love Stamp SS-0181
Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039
Bubble Gum True Color Fusion Ink IP-0058
Hazelnut Blend Color Fusion Ink IP-0012
Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Pom Minis AC-0199
Oatmeal Cookie Organza Ribbon AC-0246
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Bubble Gum  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0099
Oatmeal Cookie 8.5 x 11 Cardstock  CS-0023
Banana Cream  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0087
Pool Play  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0092